Exchange great: German students visit PHS


A group from Hesse, Germany, visits Madison while in Wisconsin for a student exchange with Plymouth High School. — Submitted photo A group from Hesse, Germany, visits Madison while in Wisconsin for a student exchange with Plymouth High School. — Submitted photo A group of students from Germany recently spent more than two weeks visiting Plymouth High School as part of an ongoing exchange.

Two teachers and 21 students from Kurt-Schumacher Schule in Hesse, Germany, were in Plymouth from Oct. 3 to Oct. 20. The group spent several days in Chicago before returning home Oct. 22.

While here, the German students made presentations in PHS German classes, and also visited Riverview Middle School.

The student exchange is held every other year, with Plymouth students returning the visit next summer, as part of an ongoing effort to dispel misconceptions and strengthen connections.

A highlight of their time in Plymouth was the PHS Homecoming celebration, which has no parallel in Germany, where students are not as closely connected to their schools. The visitors also enjoyed a trip to Madison, especially a University of Wisconsin Badgers football game.

The group also went on a scavenger hunt through Plymouth, helped Project Angel Hugs, went bowling, climbed the tower at Broughton Marsh Park and visited Henschel’s Indian Museum and Trout Farm. Students stayed with host families, who took them individually to see additional sights.

The visitors appreciated the warm welcome from their host families, as well as the community in general. They said they plan to stay in touch via Skype, Facebook and email.

Eight of the visitors had been to the United States before, but none to Wisconsin. The German students were amazed by the number of U.S. flags flying everywhere and by local pumpkin farms.

They were surprised by the number of families who don’t lock their doors and the fact that most of the host families don’t have weapons. They also were surprised to see people heating water in microwaves rather than on the stove and by the use of lots of ice in drinks, even when it is cold out.


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